Nazim Nizami, one of the two clerics, told the reporters that a newspaper Ummat; in Pakistan printed false statements of them being "RAW spies". "There is a newspaper Ummat (in Pakistan) which has printed false statements (of the two clerics being RAW spies) and photos," Nizami told the media here.
The cleric thanked the Indian Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for their efforts. The two clerics marked a safe arrival in India earlier today. The duo will be meeting Sushma Swaraj later in the day.
The two clerics surfaced in Karachi and told that they had gone to meet their devotees in interior Sindh, where there was no phone connectivity. The clerics, identified as Syed Asif Ali Nizami and his friend Nazim Nizami, belong to Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.
Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of the Dargah. The duo had travelled to Pakistan to visit their relatives in Karachi and then embarked on a pilgrimage to Lahore.
One of them went missing in Karachi and the other in Lahore, reports claimed. The Indian authorities had raised the issue with the Pakistan Foreign Ministry seeking its help in tracing their missing citizens.
First Published: 20 Mar 2017 01:41 PM